|U-2 At U.N. Reds Now Charge U.S. Menaces Peace, 1960/05/23|
At NY HQ of UN, 11-member Security Council hears arguments by Gromyko, Henry Cabot Lodge; Lodge speaks; gave details of Soviet spy activities, "they have thousands of spies and subversives everywhere"
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|U-2 Spy Trial. Ike Hits Powers Case Exploitation By Reds, 1960/08/18|
(1) Gary Powers trial in Moscow Trade Unions house, relatives attend, Ike press conference, speaks about U-2 on a reconnaissance flight, this does not put the United States on trial, the number of spies we have caught (2) "19 -1/2 Miles High. AF Balloonist Makes Record Flight And Jump" - Capt Joseph Kittinger Jr. puts on suit and enters balloon gondola (glitches); balloon rises from New Mexico, "automatic camera in gondola records the leap" - lands and helped out of suit (partial newsreel)
|U-Boat Menace Ended, 1945/05/17|
(1) "With the downfall of Germany, members of her underseas flet rise to the survace and on radio instructions from Berlin, procede to surrender to Allied naval authorities. The U-358 rides into Cape May, N.J., in the custody of a destroyer escort 'prize' crew. At Portsmouth, N.H., destroyer escorts convoy the U-805 into harbor. The Nazi crew is brought ashore still surly and impudent, only to be whisked off to Portsmouth Naval Prison...
|U. S. Raid Defenses Tested, 1941/04/24|
(1) "Spectacular scenes as Uncle Sam tests the air defenses of New York City. From civilian 'spotters,' word comes to the plotting board in Manhattan, where officers direct the activity of interceptor planes from Mitchel Field. It's a thrilling game of chess, with our future safety at stake!" (2) "England: Countless hundreds of British fliers have been saved by speedy 'crash' boats of the R.A.F. Here you see a thrilling rescue at sea, as aviators are picked up from their liferafts after being sh...
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|U. S. Will Keep Faith Says Byrnes, 1947/01/13|
(1) Byrnes speech for peace, pro-UN (2) Tokyo reds demonstrate (3) War Hazard Eliminated - sodium chemical disposed in lake explosion (4) New Safety Fire Escape device (5) All-American Air Spectacle - air show, jet takeoff (6) Amateur Sluggers - golden gloves boxing (complete newsreel).
|U.N. and Big 4 Adjourn, 1946/12/16|
UN has picked N.Y. site for permanent 18 acres site (partial newsreel).
|U.N. Spy Debate. Reds 'Bugged' American Embassy Lodge Claims, 1960/05/27|
Lodge shows great seal, opens it and shows the listening device; Council voted 7-2 to censure the Soviet Union
|U.N.'s 20th year. World Body Marks Signing of Charter, 1965/06/28|
(1) (washed out) San Francisco Opera House where orig Unite Nations charter signed - display of painting of Stettinius and Truman - old film of June 1945 signing of UN charter (2) LBJ on same platform 20 years later, speaks, pauses for applause, "for this generation, simple necessity" (3) U Thant gives medal to LBJ (partial newsreel)
|U.S. Breaks Relations With Cuba, 1961/01/05|
(1) Castro military parade in Cuba to mark his 2nd anniversary; Ike broke off diplomatic relations; Hagerty speaks (2) "Threat To Peace. World Watches Crisis In Laos" - fighting intensifies in buffer state Laos, government troops oust rebels (partial newsreel)
|U.S. Faces War Says Roosevelt, 1937/10/06|
"Chicago: In a ringing speech, President Roosevelt warns of a steadily-increasing danger of armed conflict menacing the United States. Without naming any nation as responsible, the Chief Executive finds a threat in present attacks from the air on civilians, and ships attacked and sunk by submarines in time of peace and without cause or notice. Gravely, the President asserts that if such things can happen in other parts of the world, America cannot feel secure for long...
|U.S. Films Fight Reds, 1947/10/23|
(1) "Washington, DC: "An all-star cast, including actors Robert Montgomery, Adolph Menjou, and Producer Sam Wood, take the stand to tell the House Un-American Activities Committee that Hollywood is fighting to keep communism out of motion pictures." scenes of HUAC chaired by J. Parnell Thomas and its investigation of the Hollywood 10 (2) U.S. Marks Navy Day - "The Navy reveals new methods of warfare, as the U.S...
|U.S. Jet Planes Go To Airforce of The Netherlands, 1955/12/19|
(1) "New wings for NATO" - 200 Thunderstreaks to go to Dutch - "American planes, Dutch pilots, flying for freedom." (2) Estes Kefauver announces candidacy for 1956 presidential race, waves coonskin cap (3) Prince Rainier visits NY looking for a wife. (partial newsreel)
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|U.S. Recognizes Soviet Russia, 1933/11/20|
"Washington, DC: In a striking interview Maxim Litvinoff, Communist emissary to America, expresses his pleasure at President Roosevelt's move establishing diplomatic relations with the USSR and praises William C. Bullitt of Philadelphia, who has been named first ambassador to Moscow." sound of Litvinov speaking. (partial newsreel)
|U.S. Thrilled As President Outlines Recovery Progress, 1933/10/23|
"Washington DC: In a dramatic message to the nation, the Chief Executive outlines in clear terms the steps the Government will take to speed economic recovery in America. Mr. Roosevelt describes striking plans for the stabilization of currency, and for mortgage and home relief." sound of FDR speaking Fireside Chat #4.
|U.S. To Aid Allies Says FDR After Fascist 'Back-Stab', 1940/06/10|
Charlottesville, VA: FDR speaks at the University of Virginia commencement, but sound of his speech is broken in parts, and Roosevelt does not say the words made famous by this June 10 speech, that "the hand that held the dagger has struck it into the back of its neighbor." (partial newsreel)
|U.S. To Guard Greenland,1941/04/12|
"Washington, DC: Signing of an agreement between the U.S. and the Danish Minister in this country is a vital step in hemisphere defense. Despite Nazi-inspired threats from Denmark, the treaty will probably stand. Danish Minister Kauffmann explains the agreement." (2) World of Sports - "Washington, DC: President Roosevelt throws in the first ball as the Big League season gets underway. The N. Y. Yankees and the Washington Senators trade wallops, with the Yanks winning, 3-0." some baseball crowd s...
|U.S. War Dead Honored On Memorial Day, 1945/05/31|
(1) "As America shifts her armed might to finish off the last remaining Axis power, she pauses to honor her heroes who were slain in this and in previous wars. In Arlington National Cemetery, Colonel Lowry, representing President Truman, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The National Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y. is visited by thousands who pay their respects to the fallen heroes who lie there...
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|U.S.S. Forrestal, 1955/09/01|
Faulty Bearings Mar Super-Carrier's Test DESCRIPTION: (1) USS Forrestal ready for shakedown cruise, built over last 3 years, CV-69 aircraft carrier (2) entire tribe of Berbers surrenders in North Africa - Algeria vs. France (3) Audie Murphy at VFW parade and premier of "To Hell and Back" film. (partial newsreel)
|UN Starts Session At New Home, 1946/08/30|
Security Council meets at Lake Success, NY.
|Uneasy Peace. Algeria Tense Under Cease-Fire, 1962/03/22|
1) Algeria rebels have signed peace with France, but right wing army still fighting (2) Argentina election (3) Jackie Kennedy rides elephant in India (4) Russia trying to close access to West Berlin, U.S. army sends tanks on autobahn in Germany (5) fashions (6) skating world championships (complete newsreel)
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|Universal Newsreel Volume 34, Issue 8: 01/23/1961 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: KENNEDY SWORN IN, NEW ERA BEGINS John F. Kennedy settles into office as the 35th President of the United States, the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic ever elected to the office. Scenes show highlights of the ceremonials and celebrations in the capital as Mr. Kennedy takes office, starting with his smiling reception by Mr...
Keywords: Newsreel; Cold War; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994; JFK; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Speeches
|Universal Newsreel Volume 35, Release 2, 01/01/1962 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF 1961 The Year 1961 was a year of international tensions compounded by crisis after crisis. CAIRO: Riots protested Lumumba's death. CUBA: A Communist regime strengthened it position 90 miles from the U.S.A. CONGO: Warfare still split this newly-created nation. LAOS & SOUTH VIETNAM: Here, again, War continued to plague both countries...
Keywords: Newsreel; Project Mercury (U.S.); Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Grissom, Virgil I; Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998; Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- Civil War, 1960-1965; Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989; Cold War; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Cuba -- History -- Invasion, 1961; Lumumba, Patrice, 1925-1961; Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962; Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich, 1934-1968; Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971; Thant, U, 1909-1974
|Universal Newsreel Volume 35, Release 39, 05/10/1962 - Universal|
National Archives description:" The original release sheet reads: FIRST LADY NAMES NEW SUB: Mrs. Kennedy christens the newest of our Polaris-equipped submarines the "Lafayette" - named for the Frenchman who contributed so much to the American revolution. KENNEDY SAYS U.S. HAS ROLE IN ECONOMY: Addressing the convention of the United Automobile Workers, the President says that his office has the duty to take part in wage and price rise negotiations...
Keywords: Newsreel; USS Lafayette; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; USS Lafayette (SSBN-616); Launch vehicles; UAW; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994; 1961–62 FA Cup; Soccer -- Tournaments -- Great Britain; Cold War; Space Race
|Universal Newsreel Volume 35, Release 53, 06/28/1962 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: PRAY AT HOME: KENNEDY ANSWER TO COURT DECISION: In a six-to-one decision, the Supreme Court rules that school children nay not recite a prayer in New York classrooms as it violates Constitutional guarantees of the separation of Church and State. At his News Conference, President Kennedy urges everyone to pray more at home and attend Church more often...
Keywords: Newsreel; Braddock, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1974; Baer, Max, 1909-1959; Boxing; Louis, Joe, 1914-1981; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Engel v. Vitale (1962); Hindenburg (Airship); Prayer
|Universal Newsreel Volume 35, Release 60, 07/23/1962 - Universal|
National Archives description: " The original release sheet reads: KENNEDY ON TELSTAR: EUROPE SEES NEWS CONFERENCE: In the first formal test of the new communication satellite, President Kennedy's News Conference is carried "live" to European countries - a new era in instant global news. FIRST LADY AT PLAY: SHE JOINS ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN AT WATER SKIING: An intimate portrait of the Kennedys at play as a full complement of the family, from the President's father to a bevy of children, watch Mrs...
Keywords: Newsreel; Cold War; Beatty, Jim; Player, Gary; Palmer, Arnold, 1929-; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Telstar; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994; Telstar 1; Brumel, Valeriy; Track and field -- Tournaments -- California -- Palo Alto; 4th USSR-USA Dual Track And Field Meet; Boston, Ralph, 1939-; Rudolph, Wilma, 1940-1994; Glenn, John, 1921-
|Universal Newsreel Volume 35, Release 75, 09/13/1962 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: KENNEDY TOUR: CALLS FOR U.S. LEAD IN SPACE: The President tours four Space installations: Huntsville, Alabama; Cape Canaveral, Fla.; the Houston Manned Space Center and the McDonnell plant in St. Louis. He inspects our Space progress and gets highly classified reports on how far we've gone. In Houston he calls for backing in our Space effort, saying we cannot afford to lag if we want to be in the forefront of nations...
Keywords: Newsreel; Fashion; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Project Mercury (U.S.); Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.); McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company-St. Louis; Nanking Massacre, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937; Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- China -- Nanjing Shi; World War, 1939-19455 -- China; George C. Marshall Space Flight Center; John F. Kennedy Space Center; Space Race; Schirra, Wally; Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977; Phantom II (Jet fighter plane); United States. -- Marine Corps -- Marines, 6th -- History; China Marines; USS Chaumont; USS Chaumont (AP-5)
|Universal Newsreel Volume 36, Release 96, 11/24/1963 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: SPECIAL RELEASE PRESIDENT - ASSASSINATED PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY IS DEAD AT THE HAND OF A MADMAN. LYNDON B. JOHNSON BECOMES THE 36TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. In the midst of cheering crowds as he rode through downtown Dallas, Mr. Kennedy fell before assassin's bullets fired from a warehouse along the route of the motorcade...
Keywords: Newsreel; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Cold War; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
|Universal Newsreel Volume 36, Release 97, 11/28/1963 - Universal|
National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: PRESIDENT'S SLAYER SHOT IN DALLAS JAIL: Madness and hate erupt anew in Dallas as President Kennedy's accused assassin is shot down during a jail transfer. Here is the record as Lee Harvey Oswald walks his last mile. Two cameras record the moment as the murderer moves in. Forty-eight hours and seven minutes after the President's death, his accused slayer is dead...
Keywords: Newsreel; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Death and burial; Oswald, Lee Harvey; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963; Saint Matthew's Cathedral (Washington, D.C.); Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Tomb
|University Honors Roosevelt, 1933/10/25|
"Chestertown MD: Colorful scenes on the campus of Washington College as the Chief Executive receives the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, while a throng of distinguished scholars look on." scenes of FDR in college gown; no sound
|US Fires Biggest A-Bomb, 1957/07/08|
(1)"U.S. Fires Biggest A-Bomb" - at Yucca Flats NV, balloon carries bomb aloft, cameras ready, explosion, marines in trenches (glitches) (2) Redstone rocket put on display at Grand Central Station (partial newsreel)